In Ottawa, the two do not go together, certainly during the term of the current administration. They do in warm weather climates but not in a city with a severe winter (I can hear bike advocates warming up their computers to tell me about the great cycling in Helsinki). Yes there is biking but in a much milder climate than Ottawa. Here are the facts, not the myths and not the propaganda from the zealots on #ottbike.
For normal cyclists they can go two-wheeling about one-third of the year. Here are facts, not the propaganda.
So when Mayor Jim Watson starts musing about changing bike lanes on Holland, I feel a tug on my pocketbook.
Sure, build reasonable bike infrastructure, but let’s not get carried away.
This is a tough winter city. Bikes and ice don’t mix.
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